Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Welcome Hanukkah and our 8 dates of Hanukkah!

Our menorah from last year
        Well, tonight begins the first night of Hanukkah. I LOVE this holiday! It is Toby's and my second Hanukkah as a married couple and I'm really excited to celebrate.
The story of Hanukkah is one of bravery, faith, and standing up for the L-RD when no one else will. Hanukkah (the word itself) means "dedication". During this season, it's a good time to search YOUR temple and see if there is anything you need to get out, so that you can dedicate your heart FULLY to G-D. Another cool thing about Hanukkah is just the menorah itself! The middle candle is called the servant candle, or the Shamash, in Hebrew. This candle is used to light all of the others each night of the 8 nights. Think of the Shamash (servant) as Yeshua (Jesus). It is only He that lights the other candles (we are those candles) so that there is light to the world. How beautiful!!! I pray that G-D lights you all up during this time, so that you may shine forth and pierce the darkness with His truth! I'm getting goosebumps :)
Our Hanukkah lights!
A modern take on Hanukkah gelt (gold coin chocolates).

On another note...

       I know many others like Elsie and Naomi are in the business of doing "The twelve dates of christmas". Well, in this little nest, we are going to start, for the first time ever, "The eight dates of Hanukkah"! We are very excited and much in need of some date nights. After we light the candles tonight, we will begin our first date. My next post will clue you into what it is and how it went :)

Happy Hanukkah everyone!



  1. happy hanukkah to you! i love reading about all the different ways people celebrate the holidays.

  2. Cute post!

    Happy Holidays,
    Your new follower Mary from ♥ meowwzie.blogspot.com ♥

  3. Nice! I'm liking this.


  4. Love this! great idea for 8 dates!


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